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Job Summary

The Department of Emergency Medicine is searching for a highly-motivated Research Technician to join the MCIRCC large animal core laboratory.  Their research is a mixture of basic science, clinical research, and translational research that focuses on treatment strategies of the critically ill and injured.  Specific areas of interest and current focus include models for treatment of hemorrhagic shock, acute cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, and sepsis.  The applicant will work closely with several research faculty and other research staff in an established lab at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) as well as the University Hospital.


Laboratory experiments will include the following techniques: Perform complex surgical procedures for physiological monitoring of animals including a wide variety of sample testing, maintaining and documenting lab safety, general lab and equipment maintenance, autoclaving, ordering supplies, and data management will be required.  Some clinical data collection is required as needed.  Participation in lab meetings and data presentation are expected.  Must work effectively in a team setting, be able to communicate well, and keep clear records.  Specific skills that are necessary also include ability to input and analyze data using common software programs.  Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal science, or related field. Any past employment or work experience with animals in a research or medical setting (Anesthesia, surgery, monitoring and recovery) is highly desired. Excellent multitasking and communication skills

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal science or related scientific degree plus 1-2 years of experience in animal research or medicine. Previous experience with large animals is desired. Previous experience with anesthesia, animal surgery, monitoring and recovery is desired. Previous clinical data collection is desired.  The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and time management skills, good communication skills, the ability to work with minimal supervision, and strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise.

Work Schedule

Full time Monday thru Friday.  Flexible schedule with occasional nights and weekends depending on study.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.